How do you measure success? My brother thinks I'm a success because I get to work with the world's most successful companies and my work takes me all over the planet. I think he's the successful one because his schedule allows him to coach little league baseball and referee youth basketball.

Some of my peers think I'm a success because I keynote conferences, write this column, provide a voice of pragmatism and look out for the data warehouse troops in the trenches. On the other hand, I do most of my speaking for free, I don't have a dozen books, I don't have any overt or covert vendor money deals and don't resell hardware or software so some of my peers think I'm an altruistic idiot who is missing the gravy train.

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